The SUNY Buffalo State Oral History Project was conducted from 1975 to 1994 and was primarily directed by Sister Martin Joseph Jones, the first College Archivist. The interviews are primarily concerned with personal reflections over the course of the interviewee’s career and personal biographical details. Transcripts of some of the interviews are available; please visit our webpage for additional information, finding-aids, and inventories. http://library.buffalostate.edu/archives/oralhistory
Mr. Zimmer’s educational background is extensive- bachelor’s degree from SUNY Geneseo; master’s degree and doctoral study at Stanford University; and doctoral study and doctoral candidate at Indiana University. Professor Zimmer served his country for three years with twenty-two months of combat duty in the E.T.O during WWII.
Professor Zimmer taught at various levels of education- elementary, secondary, and college. Before coming to the State University College at Buffalo he taught at New York University. Professor Zimmer was Associate Professor of Education at the Campus School. In 1969, he received the Distinguished Professor Award. He retired in the spring of 1981. He passed away on July 8, 2005.